Stories from Pitt Global

Learn more about recent happenings at UCIS and the stories that make Pitt Global a unique place to learn, work, and explore the world.


This year, our featured fund for the eighth annual Pitt Day of Giving was the Carol Larson Endowed Fund, which supports underrepresented students in study abroad. To learn more about what and who the Fund represents, our Executive Director for...
Alex-Jaden Peart, a Bachelor of Philosophy candidate in the University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Classics, is a recipient of a 2024-25 Lionel Pearson Fellowship. The award, which supports American- and Canadian-trained classicists, will fund a...
The University of Pittsburgh has ranked No. 19 of the Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted Utility Patents in 2023, according to a list published by the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Released annually by the NAI since 2013, the Top 100...
The University of Pittsburgh has been named a Fulbright Top Producing Institution for U.S. Students for the 2023-24 academic year by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Since the 2013-14 cycle, Pitt has earned...
From Swahili to Irish Gaelic, students who choose to study lesser-known and taught languages are able to reap the benefits of their specialized study through the Foreign Language and Area Studies scholarship.  FLAS fellowships, which are awarded...
Molly McSweeney works as Assistant Director for Student and Community Engagement in the Pitt Global Hub, where she manages events and programming, serves as a resource about how Pitt students can internationalize their experiences, and co-...
Krystal Marsh is a PhD candidate in the English department, where she is currently writing her dissertation “Ecologies of Performance in London’s National Shakespeare Theaters.” This year she is not only coordinating our International Career Toolkit...
Thanks to the University Center of International Studies (UCIS) Undergraduate International Studies Fund, we (Luke Charlesworth and Christopher Kefalos) were given the opportunity to embark on a transformative journey to the West African country,...
Jeff Whitehead, who spent 17 years as Director of the Global Experiences Office (GEO, previously Study Abroad), has returned to Pitt after a year working with Meta’s virtual and alternate reality space to a role that is charting a course through...
When you think of global experiences, your mind might immediately turn to study abroad—a traditional trip where a student, perhaps a junior or senior, spends a semester expanding their horizons in another country.    Pitt’s Plus3 program is turning...
Lara Putnam isn't a stranger to PittGlobal—she's been a UCIS research professor in the Department of History since 2012—but as of this July, she's stepping into a new role as Director of Global Studies. Learn more about Lara and the path that...
Senegal is known to many as the gateway to the African continent—a title that has certainly proved true to Pitt’s Center for African Studies (CAS).   CAS started summer 2023 by sending a multi-disciplinary team on a journey to meet with potential...